Telugu man M Venkaiah Naidu was on Friday sworn in as the 13th Vice President of India.
President Ram Nath Kovind administered him the oath of office and secrecy at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi.
Following the ceremonial reception Naidu will take over as the speaker of the Rajya Sabha in the Parliament.
Earlier on Friday, he visited Rajghat to pay floral tribute to the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi.
National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee and former union minister Naidu was elected as the 13th Vice President of India with 516 votes.
Opposition nominee Gopalkrishna Gandhi secured 244 votes out of 760 valid votes.